Plant of the day: Jane Magnolia:
Jane Magnolia trees are a vigorous, hardy type of Magnolia. While many Magnolias can only bloom their sweet-smelling blossoms in the south, the eight “Little Girls” varieties, including Jane Magnolias, are cold-hardy as well as able to withstand heat. Their massive, reddish-purple blooms emerge in late spring, after the first frost. With their small stature, they are perfect for compact gardens, where they make an excellent specimen plant, a cluster, or a screen.